peri·​odon·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌper-ē-(ˌ)ō-ˌdän-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce periodontology (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Using a water flosser is like hosing down a deck while traditional flossing is like sweeping it, Vera Tang, D.D.S., clinical assistant professor of periodontology and implant dentistry at the NYU College of Dentistry, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, "What Is a Water Flosser and Should You Be Using One?," 26 Feb. 2019

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Periodontology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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peri·​odon·​tol·​o·​gy | \ -ˌdän-ˈtäl-ə-jē How to pronounce periodontology (audio) \
plural periodontologies

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